The Retreat Blog

  • Self-care During Grief

    Life is seasonal, it ebbs and flows without consent from us, leaving us grasping for control over anything we can. Those of you reading this are in the midst of a huge change, please give it the time and space it begs for. If we don’t allow grief its space it will take it from […]

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  • Meaningful Mourning

    There was a time in our country’s history that we could easily identify someone in mourning. If you watch an older movie you often see them wearing black clothes to show everyone they are in mourning, allowing the community to empathize with them and surround them with support.  Unfortunately for us, that has changed. We […]

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  • Grounded in Grief

    Can you look back on your grief journey and find a moment where you just felt completely frozen? Maybe you just wanted to just run away from it all? How about a fit of rage or a time when you could not stand up for yourself? These are all examples of our brain trying to […]

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  • Support systems

    Support: verb, to bear all or part of the weight, to hold up.  Grief begs for us to isolate ourselves, we experience such deep sorrow and longing after losing someone we care about so deeply. We can try to fill the space they consumed with unhealthy habits. Some days, it may feel like we will […]

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  • Is This Normal?

    Is there such a thing as normal during grief? When we lose one of the people closest to us we can feel frozen, our entire lives change in one second and we can often struggle to regulate ourselves. So this can present the question, “What is normal?” when it comes to grief. You are standing […]

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